Epson Powerlite S4 Multimedia Projector

Epson America, Inc. has introduced the Epson PowerLite S4 -- a multi-purpose 3LCD projector in the sub-$700 category. Designed for on-the-go presenters, classroom instructors and home users, the Epson PowerLite S4 projects presentations and virtually all other forms of video content in up to 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness and SVGA (800 x 600) native resolution. Priced at $699 (estimated street price), this 5.7-pound projector is easily transportable and features Epson technologies that are designed to make setup and shut-down procedures as quick and trouble-free as possible.

The Epson PowerLite S4 is designed to help reduce pre-presentation jitters and stress on end users with unique, time-saving setup and shutdown features. The projector's power-on verification tone gives presenters immediate assurance that their projector is running the moment they press the on/off button, and just four seconds later, the projector already begins to display an image. In addition, the Epson PowerLite S4 automatically recognizes and adapts to video signals coming from virtually all types of computers and video devices. And upon conclusion of a presentation, Epson's Instant Off feature saves presenters even more time and reduces further hassles by enabling them to turn off, unplug and pack up the projector immediately and safely without a cool-down period.

The Epson PowerLite S4's 170-watt lamp produces 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness for vibrant, clear viewing of big screen images, even in well-lit rooms. It also offers seven selectable color modes that are pre-programmed and optimized to enhance image quality when connected to various video devices. Depending on the selected application, users can choose color modes such as presentation, theater, gaming, and even a photo mode with black-and-white enhancement levels to show off highlights in photographs.

Epson 3LCD technology is a solid-state optical engine that works without a moving color wheel, resulting in accurate color registration, detailed video and data images that are crisp and rainbow-free.

The Epson PowerLite S4 is now available through national retailers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, and PC resellers. Epson's PowerLite projectors come with a two-year limited warranty that includes three elite technical support services -- two-year Epson PrivateLine availability, two-year Road Service Program and two-year International Warranty. Through the PrivateLine, projector owners can directly access an expedited support telephone line by using a phone card that is included with the product.